The children of any Western (full-time or part-time) student, Western faculty and staff, ESL and HISET students, and students of Weber State University, University of Wyoming, Ashford University, Franklin University, Kaplan University, Mayville State University, National American University, Regis University, Southern New Hampshire University, Upper Iowa University, Valley City State University, and Western Governor's University.
Children do not have to be potty-trained to join the Bunnies' (two-year-old) classroom. They must be potty trained to attend the Bears' (three-year-old), and Turtles' (four-year-old) classes.
Children should bring a cold lunch if they will be in the Center at noon, a blanket to be left at the center (we wash these with bleach weekly), and an extra set of clothing, including pants, shirt, socks, and underwear. Bunnies (two-year-olds) who are not potty-trained should bring diapers and wipes.
The Children's Center has an eclectic curriculum including the Creative Curriculum, a nationally recognized, developmentally appropriate curriculum for chidren, and ZooPhonics, a phonics-based program that uses actions, sounds, and pictures to help students learn letters and letter sounds. Our days consist of literacy, mathematics, science, art, music, computers, gross motor activities, and a strong emphasis on the importance of play.
Students are charged a per-credit fee as well as a $40 supply fee each semester. Students are billed upon enrollment. Faculty and staff are charged a half-day (up to five hours) or a full-day rate, and are billed monthly based on attendance.
Students are allotted one hour per credit hour per week for class time and an additional hour to participate in campus activities, study, etc. For example, a student taking six credit hours is allowed up to 12 hours of child care per week. Likewise, a student taking 12 credit hours is allowed up to 24 ours per week of care.
Yes, the Children's Center provides both morning and afternoon snacks, as well as milk during lunch.
We are open Monday through Friday 7:45am to 5:15pm following the academic calendar. Our evening program is open from 4:00pm until 10:00pm, based on student's schedules (prearranged with director). We are open 7:00am to 6:00pm during summer semester.